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ClimateGate and the Surrounding Debate: Best of the Web Round-Up

ClimateGate – A Comprehensive Archive

Climategate UN Eugenics Crime Syndicate Exposed on CBC News

Copenhagen and Global Warming: Ten Facts and Ten Myths on Climate Change

“Catastrophic Global Warming”, Ecological Brainwashing and World Government

Climategate: “Men behaving badly” – a short summary for laymen

 What’s the hubbub? It all comes down to men behaving badly. Emails and files related to top scientists that support man made global warming theory were released in the hacked files. These scientists have authored/co-authored many of the studies relied on by the UN IPCC, and world governments. The studies have been used to pronounce global warming an immediate, and therefore taxable, threat.

Here are some of the highlights of the documents released.

10 mins to Expose Global Warming Scam

Climategate: Follow the Money

Thus, the European Commission’s most recent appropriation for climate research comes to nearly $3 billion, and that’s not counting funds from the EU’s member governments. In the U.S., the House intends to spend $1.3 billion on NASA’s climate efforts, $400 million on NOAA’s, and another $300 million for the National Science Foundation. The states also have a piece of the action, with California—apparently not feeling bankrupt enough—devoting $600 million to their own climate initiative. In Australia, alarmists have their own Department of Climate Change at their funding disposal.

The Hacked Climate Change Emails: What They Do And Don’t Show

Emails that rocked climate change campaign leaked from Siberian ‘closed city’ university built by KGB

There Is No ‘Consensus’ On Global Warming

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY – UPDATED

Lord Monckton Warns Obama Will Attempt Use of Executive Authority to Commit US to Copenhagen Agreement

EPA is preparing to regulate emissions in Congress’s stead

Copenhagen climate summit: US rules that greenhouse gases endanger human health

EPA Says Breathing Is Deadly, But Radioactive Drinking Water Is Good For Us

Krauthammer: EPA Move May Bring a ‘Revolution on the Administration’s Hands’

Climategate: Barack Obama’s rule by EPA decree is a coup d’etat against Congress, made in Britain

Who needs tanks on the lawn when you have the Environmental Protection Agency? Barack Obama’s use of the EPA to pressurise the Senate to pass his climate change Nuremberg Decrees shows his dictatorial mentality. He wants to override Congress, which is hostile to his climate gobbledegook because it is representative of the American electorate, and sideline the nation’s elected Senators by ruling by decree, courtesy of the EPA. This is a coup d’état.

Climategate Outrage Explodes As Carbon Tax Agenda Collapses

 Outrage surrounding the climategate scandal is increasing as desperate apologists for the crooks caught manipulating data to “hide the decline” in global warming attempt to distance themselves from the perpetrators, burning a few scientists to save the larger carbon tax gravy train in a cynical damage limitation exercise.

The potential for the climategate scandal to derail the gargantuan agenda to exploit fraudulent fearmongering about global warming in order to ram through a new carbon tax is growing after the ringleader of the scam, Phil Jones, the head of the Climactic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, temporarily stepped down pending an investigation.

Bombshell UN Documents Outline Plan To Use Climategate Crooks In “End Run” Around National Sovereignty

Hacked climate emails include calls for ‘Earth Government’ as foundation of new world order, splitting of America

 One of the leaked climate emails was apparently a press release from “Earth Government” Newsletter dated 27 Mar 2003. The document calls for a ‘democratic’ world government that would amalgamate and reform the prevailing global institutions including the United Nations, IMF, World Bank WTO, NAFTA, FTAA and others “for the good of all.”

Manipulation of Data and Concepts: The Climate Change EMails

No science is possible: CRU has destroyed the original data

Forget The Emails, Code Discusses “Artificially Adjusted” Temperatures

Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) and Climate Change

Environmental Warfare: Climate Modification Schemes

Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent ‘cover-up’ emails a month before they went public

Russian TV Does Better Job Reporting ClimateGate Than CNN

Flashback: Weather Channel boss calls global warming ‘the greatest scam in history’

Oceans to fall, not rise, over millions of years

Extreme Sea Level Rise Goes Mainstream

The Red Planet was once blue… Giant ocean once covered third of Mars

Mauna Loa Observatory’s carbon dioxide readings near worst-case scenario

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up

The Road to Copenhagen part III: A “Planetary Regime” in the Making

Copenhagen’s Hidden Agenda: The Multibillion Trade in Carbon Derivatives

The Meaning of Climategate

CLIMATEGATE – Global warming ’caused by sun’s radiation’

Guru Of Science Czar Holdren Called For Doubling CO2 Emissions

U.S. Caught Drafting Secret Proposal That Could Torpedo Climate Negotiations

“The Obama administration’s role in what appears to be a secret plot to strong-arm through an agreement forcing poor countries to bear much of the cost of reducing emissions is despicable. President Obama cannot lead the world while wheeling and dealing from the back-room. These are supposed to be negotiations about how to solve a problem, not about how to appease the United States government.

“The ‘Danish text’ is grossly unfair and is a non-starter. The United States, which has already filled the atmosphere with far more than its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions, must reject this text and start listening to the proposals of developing countries.”

Doomsday Climate Cultists Attempt to Convert Kids

Context for ‘hide the decline’ discovered

At issue was a proxy-temperature graph showing trends in temperatures for the preceding 1000 years. The first version of this graph, prepared initially by Keith Briffa, did show a significant decline in temperatures late in the twentieth century. The attendees at the IPCC meeting expressed, in no uncertain terms, their sentiment that this decline was an outlying result that ought to remain hidden, presumably from the broader scientific community and the public, in order to avoid what they feared would be a misconstruction of this decline.

Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time

There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today. For example, during the Jurassic Period (200 mya), average CO2 concentrations were about 1800 ppm or about 4.7 times higher than today. The highest concentrations of CO2 during all of the Paleozoic Era occurred during the Cambrian Period, nearly 7000 ppm — about 18 times higher than today.

CLIMATEGATE – A Complete List Of Things Supposedly Caused By Global Warming

CLIMATEGATE – Copenhagen: Global Population Control Program Suggested To Stop Climate Change

Woman who invented Credit Default Swaps is one of the key architects of Carbon Derivatives (which are the center of Cap and Trade)



INT’L NEWS ROUND-UP: Afghanistan, Russia and Pakistan
November 18, 2009, 7:48 am
Filed under: Afghanistan, business, colonialism, fascism, imperialism, news, Pakistan, politics, Russia, war

‘I will kill 10 of these people for each IED we find’ – Guardian, UK 11/7/09

Guardian photographer Sean Smith documents the methods used by Afghan National police in the arrest and questioning of a group of Pashtuns after an insurgent bomb went off in Paktia province, Afghanistan. The incident was filmed while Smith’s was embedded with Nato forces in June 2009

U.S. Cedes Control of Nuristan Province to Taliban  – Antiwar.com 10/28/09

Commission: ‘We still don’t know’ how many contractors US employs in Iraq, Afghanistan  – Raw Story 11/3/09

Cheney’s Chief Assassin Is Now Obama’s Commander in Afghanistan – Alternet 5/18/09

Robert Fisk: America is performing its familiar role of propping up a dictator  Independent, UK 11/4/09

Could there be a more accurate description of the Obama-Brown message of congratulations to the fraudulently elected Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan? First the Palestinians held fair elections in 2006, voted for Hamas and were brutally punished for it – they still are – and then the Iranians held fraudulent elections in June which put back the weird Mahmoud Ahmadinejad whom everyone outside Iran (and a lot inside) regard as a dictator. But now we have the venal, corrupt, sectarian Karzai in power after a poll far more ambitiously rigged than the Iranian version, and – yup, we love him dearly and accept his totally fraudulent election.

Russia’s Whistleblower Cop is a YouTube Sensation  – via Cryptogon 11/11/09

Medvedev: Russia to use troops abroad only in “extreme emergency”  – Xinhua.net, China 11/6/09

Russia may decide to use military forces abroad only in exceptional circumstances to protect its citizens, said President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday.

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house, in late October voted unanimously to pass a bill which the Kremlin said would lay the legal foundation for using troops abroad to prevent aggression by other states and to protect Russian citizens on foreign soil.

‘New Georgia war to breakout’  – There Are No Sunglasses 11/6/09

Destabilizing Baluchistan, Fracturing Pakistan — Part I  – There Are No Sunglasses 11/5/09

US backs Pakistani military campaign in Waziristan $7.5 billion in aid aimed at propping up unstable U.S. client state  – Uruknet 10/29/09

Under great pressure from the United States to attack Taliban and tribal fighters in the border regions with Afghanistan, Pakistan has launched a large-scale assault on the tribal region in the northwest of the country. Embroiled in a deep civil crisis, the military campaign is likely to further strain the stability of the U.S.-client state.

According to the New York Times, the Obama administration rushed hundreds of millions of dollars of arms to Pakistan in the last month, including transport helicopters, spare parts for attack helicopters and night-vision equipment for F15 pilots. The Pentagon is also relaying targeting information collected by U.S. drone aircraft to the Pakistani military.

Balochistan is the ultimate prize  – Asia Times 10/31/09

It’s a classic case of calm before the storm. The AfPak chapter of Obama’s brand new OCO (“Overseas Contingency Operations”), formerly GWOT (“global war on terror”) does not imply only a surge in the Pashtun Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). A surge in Balochistan as well may be virtually inevitable.Balochistan is totally under the radar of Western corporate media. But not the Pentagon’s. An immense desert comprising almost 48% of Pakistan’s area, rich in uranium and copper, potentially very rich in oil, and producing more than one-third of Pakistan’s natural gas, it accounts for less than 4% of Pakistan’s 173 million citizens. Balochs are the majority, followed by Pashtuns. Quetta, the provincial capital, is considered Taliban Central by the Pentagon, which for all its high-tech wizardry mysteriously has not been able to locate Quetta resident “The Shadow”, historic Taliban emir Mullah Omar himself. Strategically, Balochistan is mouth-watering: east of Iran, south of Afghanistan, and boasting three Arabian sea ports, including Gwadar, practically at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz.



Top International News Round-Up

IMF chief hails ‘new era of collaborative global governance’ – Raw Story 10/4/09

Dead or Alive? Osama bin Laden: A Marketing Tool for US-NATO Military Operations – Global Research 9/11/09

Thinking the Unthinkable: NATO’s Global Military Roadmap – Global Research 10/3/09

An Imperial Strategy for a New World Order: The Origins of World War III – Global Research 10/15/09

Britain: Supranational Banking Organization May Be Needed – Reuters / Cryptogon 10/16/09

Dangerous Crossroads: U.S. Expands Asian NATO Against China, Russia – Global Research 10/17/09

Far from being an isolated case, the joint U.S-Indian operation is emblematic of unprecedented military cooperation between the two nuclear nations over the past few years, in fact a strategic military partnership whose major purposes are to supplant Russia as India’s decades-long main defense ally and arms supplier and to consolidate a U.S.-led military bloc in the Asia Pacific region aimed at containing China and furthering the encirclement of both that nation and Russia.

US to make Blackwater-style entry into Somalia – Global Research 10/17/09

Scientists Warn: South Africa to Run Out of Surface Water – Treehugger 9/30/09

AFRICOM: The Pentagon’s First Direct Military Intervention In Africa – Global Research 8/25/09

Money and Mandarin lessons fuel China’s African invasion – Independent, UK 10/15/09

US documents point to secret Japan nuclear pact – Agence France Presse / There Are No Sunglasses 10/14/09

China Detects Sarin Gas Along Border with North Korea – Cryptogon 10/10/09

Warning Ireland could become police state – There Are No Sunglasses 9/24/09

Former Director BBC Denounces Conspiracy Against Democracy – There Are No Sunglasses 9/23/09

Human guinea pigs! Israel Forces People to Drink Uranium?– Political Theatrics 9/25/09

Israel’s Nuclear Chronology – Nuclear Threat Initiative

VIDEO: Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Factory – Global Research 9/28/09

Goldstone Report Endorsed by UN Human Rights Council – Faster Times 10/16/09

The Faster Times has just learned that the United Nation’s Human Rights Council in Geneva has just voted to endorse the recommendations of the Goldstone Report in a special session held in Geneva. The Goldstone Report was the product of a UN investigation into Israel’s three week military operation codenamed “Cast Lead” that killed upwards of 1400 Palestinians in Gaza, between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009. The report calls for the UN Security Council to refer the matter to the International Criminal Court if the Israelis or Palestinians fail to investigate the alleged abuses themselves.

The vote in the Council was 25 states for, 6 against with 11 abstentions. The recommendations of the Goldstone report will now make its way to the General Assembly where it will be discussed and voted on. If it passes, the report will continue on to the UN Security Council, where it would again have to be voted on to go any further. Israel had lobbied hard to prevent the report’s passage, as the bulk of its findings implicate Israel for conducting alleged war crimes.

A copy of the Human Rights Council resolution can be read here

A copy of the Goldstone Report can be read here

The U.S. Invades and Occupies Pakistan – There Are No Sunglasses 8/30/09

Blackwater suspected of being in Pakistan – Wayne Madsen via Prison Planet 9/8/09

The Decapitation of Pakistan by Its Own Military! – Dissident Voice 10/5/09

Growing questions on death of Benazir Bhutto – There Are No Sunglasses 9/29/09

Head of U.N. Afghan Mission Acknowledges Election Fraud – NYTimes 10/11/09

The Deceit of Depleted Uranium use in Afghanistan – Uruknet 10/14/09

AfPak: War on Two Fronts – Global Research 10/14/09

I was ordered to cover up President Karzai election fraud, sacked UN envoy says – Times, UK 10/5/09

Is Bagram Obama’s New Secret Prison? – Prison Planet 9/17/09

Afghanistan: Where Empires Go to Die – Global Research 9/19/09

Afghanistan for Dummies – Information Clearinghouse 9/3/09

Obama Secretly Authorizes 13,000 More Troops to Afghanistan – Prison Planet 10/13/09

Obama announced in March that he would be sending 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But in an unannounced move, the White House has also authorized — and the Pentagon is deploying — at least 13,000 troops beyond that number

Obama Rules Out ‘Biden Option’ on Afghanistan – Yahoo 10/8/09

In a meeting designed to reassure the most hawkish elements of Congress that the war in Afghanistan isn’t going to undergo any sort of radical change, President Obama has reportedly assured that the so-called “Biden Option” is officially off the table.  A long time advocate of war in Afghanistan, and indeed most everywhere else, Vice President Joe Biden has reportedly come to the conclusion that the disastrous war in Afghanistan is no longer worth the effort and has been advocating more scaled back goals and a refocusing of attacks along the Pakistani border

Colombian paramilitaries killed 25,000 people: report – Global Research 10/3/09

Imperial Globalization and Social Movements in Latin America – Global Research 10/17/09

Mercenaries and paramilitaries arrive in Honduras – There Are No Sunglasses 10/13/09

Chemicals, Sonic devices being used in Honduras – Narco News 9/29/09

In El Salvador, An Invasion of American Agriculture – There Are No Sunglasses 9/23/09

Hitman: $25 million bounty on Hugo Chavez – Political Theatrics 9/27/09

Pre and Post-Coup Honduras – Global Research 9/8/09

Worth Watching: Argentina’s Disappeared – The Progressive 9/22/09



INT’L NEWS ROUND-UP: AFGHANISTAN, RUSSIA & ASIA

100,000 Western Troops: US Shifts Counterinsurgency To Asia – Global Research 7/2/09 

US Strategy of Total Energy Control over the European Union and Eurasia – Global Research 7/17/09

New Evidence that Bush Administration Impeded 3 Investigations into Alleged Massacre of Up to 2,000 Prisoners in Afghanistan  – Fresno, CA Bee 7/11/09

Military Escalation: From Afghanistan To the Caspian Sea and Central Asia – Global Reearch 7/10/09

Troops to be sent to Helmand, Afghanistan with just 6 weeks’ training – Daily Mail, UK 8/23/09

Private contractors replacing troops in Iraq, Afghanistan – Examiner 7/15/09

VIDEO: CIA linked to Benazir Bhutto’s assassination? – Global Research 7/14/09

India Joins Russia, China in Questioning U.S. Dollar Dominance – Bloomberg 7/4/09

Tamils Now Languish in Sri Lanka Camps – NYTimes 7/13/09

China, Russia launch large-scale war games – Global Research 7/22/09

Obama’s Visit to Moscow as a Step in the “Grand Game” – Global Research 7/9/09

Russia to give ‘asymmetric’ answer to possible U.S. space militarization: minister  – Global Research 6/17/09

World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Medvedev Announces Programs of Religious Education in Schools – NYTimes 7/22/09

US, NATO, Israeli Military Aid to Georgian Armed Forces  – Global Research 7/30/09

South Ossetia Tries to Disarm Its Citizens – NYTimes 8/15/09

Russia warns of war within a decade over Arctic oil and gas riches – Times UK 5/14/09

The Kremlin has insisted that it is not “militarising the Arctic” but its warnings of armed conflict suggest that it is willing to defend its interests by force if necessary as global warming makes exploitation of the region’s energy riches more feasible.

History Too Long Denied: Japan’s Unresolved Colonial Past and Today’s North Korea Problem – G obal Research 7/22/09

How George Bush Gave Krazy Kim The Bomb – PrisonPlanet 5/27/09

NK warns of ‘dark clouds’ of war – Raw Story 6/25/09

Japan panel wants “first strikes” against enemies – Raw Story 5/24/09

Japan’s Embrace of a Phony War on Terror – Global Research 6/5/09

10,000 Chinese Rioters ‘Go Missing’ Overnight – Sky, UK 8/5/09

China plant stormed over lead poisoning of children – Prison Planet 8/17/09

Japanese cops hassling foreigners on the street for urine drug tests  – Boing Boing 7/1/09 



Pacific News Round Up: India, Russia, China, Japan, N Korea
February 21, 2009, 2:10 pm
Filed under: Asia, China, collapse, ecology, India, International news, news, politics, Russia

Energy War: NATO meddling in Sudan to block China  – Global Research 1/23/09

America’s War in Central Asia – Global Research 1/28/09

‘India planning covert strikes in Pakistan’ – DNA Indian 1/22/09

India’s Waterways A Toxic Stew of Pharmaceutical Chemicals Dumped from Big Pharma Factories – Natural News 1/26/09

World’s highest drug levels entering India stream (AP)  – Yahoo 1/25/09

When researchers analyzed vials of treated wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked. Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one stream each day to treat every person in a city of 90,000.

Russian heavy industry gives up rubles, takes payment in barter-goods – Boing Boing 2/8/09

China birth defects ‘up sharply’ – BBC 2/1/09

Pollution in China has caused an alarming rise in the number of babies with birth defects, a senior official says.

China to have universal health care by 2011 – Raw Story 1/21/09

Japan on the edge of economic abyss – Naked Capitalism 2/2/09

Report: N. Korea could give up nukes for U.S. ties – USA Today 1/21/09



India, China, Russia News Round-up

INDIA

India to give U.S. Mumbai “evidence” against Pakistan (Reuters)  – Yahoo 1/4/09

The sophistication of the Mumbai attack points to the involvement of “state actors” in Pakistan, India’s home minister said on Sunday, ahead of a visit to the United States with a dossier of evidence.

India unveils economic boost plan – BBC 1/2/09

Brazil, Russia, India and China: BRIC Nations Expected to Drive 70% of Global Growth – Global Research 12/27/08

Indian PM Manmohan Singh accuses Pakistan agencies of supporting Mumbai terror attacks – Guardian, UK 1/6/09

Indian Mumbai dossier details gunmen’s calls with handlers – Guardian, UK 1/7/09 

 

ASIA

Army phone links China and Russia – BBC 12/29/08

A new military hotline between Beijing and Moscow has been used for the first time, according to reports in Chinese media.

China employs army of piece-rate ‘netizens’ for online thought control – Tibetan Review 1/4/09

Japanese Rating Agency Chief Recommends Marshall Plan for US – Implode Explode 12/24/08

Japan Should Scrap U.S. Debt; Dollar May Plummet, Mikuni Says  – Bloomberg 12/24/08

Japan to pull military from Iraq by year’s end – CNN 11/27/08

Asia Economic Crisis: Spotlight on Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam – Implode Explode 12/27/08

The Great Dragon Awakens: China Challenges American Hegemony– Global Research 1/6/09

China seen facing wave of unrest in 2009 (Reuters)  – Yahoo 1/6/09

Corporate Profits Plummet In Japan  – Forbes 1/1/09

Operating profits slump 23% after peaking in early 2007. 

Brazil, Russia, India and China: BRIC Nations Expected to Drive 70% of Global Growth – Global Research 12/27/08

China says lending to US will not go on forever – AFP/Yahoo 12/17/08

 

RUSSIA & FORMER SATELLITES

New law in Russia ends jury trials for ‘crimes against state’ – LA Times 1/2/09

President Dmitry Medvedev signs the controversial measure with little publicity. A pending Putin-backed law widens the definition of treason. Government critics fear the stage is set for a crackdown.

Georgia says to sign partnership pact with U.S. Jan. 9 – AtheoNews 1/5/09

Ruble Falls to Record Low Versus Euro as Russia Weakens Defense – Bloomberg 12/29/08

Army phone links China and Russia – BBC 12/29/08

A new military hotline between Beijing and Moscow has been used for the first time, according to reports in Chinese media.

Russia to axe some weapons if U.S. abandons shield (Reuters)  – Yahoo 12/19/08

Russia offers fighter jets to Lebanon as gifts – Guardian, UK 12/17/08

Kremlin Rules: Electoral Rot Nearby? The Russians Don’t See It – NYTimes 12/17/08

In bolstering authoritarian regimes in neighboring states, the Kremlin helps create the illusion of democracy.

Russia wants warships around the world – Raw Story 1/4/09

Russia’s military leaders approved a plan by the navy on Sunday to station warships permanently in friendly ports across the globe

Brazil, Russia, India and China: BRIC Nations Expected to Drive 70% of Global Growth – Global Research 12/27/08

Russians Buy Jewelry, Hoard Dollars as Ruble Plunges – Implode Explode 12/11/08

Financial Fraud: Corruption scandal over Ukraine’s emission money – Global Research 12/20/08

Estonia votes to vote by phone – CNet 12/13/08

Cold War Shivers. US-NATO clash with Russia – Global Research 12/23/08

Russia accuses foreign nationals in Georgia war – USA Today 12/23/08

Russian investigators on Tuesday charged that volunteers from the United States and a number of other countries fought on the side of Georgia in its war against Russia.  Russian news agencies reported that Aleksandr Bastyrkin, chairman of an investigative committee with the Russian prosecutor’s office, said the mercenaries included nationals of the U.S., Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Turkey.

Russia commissions 70+ new nukes – Raw Story 12/22/08

Putin says ‘cheap gas era’ ending – BBC 12/23/08

Obama and US-Russia Tensions – Consortium News 12/14/08

President-elect Barack Obama’s choice of Robert Gates at Defense and Hillary Clinton at State suggests continuation of policies that have strained U.S.-Russian relations.

Oligarchs Seek $78 Billion as Credit Woes Help Putin – Bloomberg 12/22/08

Ukraine’s “Orange” elite reunites to impose IMF-dictated austerity measures – Global Research 12/23/08



World Economic News Round-up

World’s hungry ‘close to one billion’ – Financial Times, UK 12/9/08

Global Crisis Hits Overseas Workers Hard – Alternet 12/27/08

Exporters meet to create ‘gas Opec’ – Financial Times, UK 12/23/08 

S&P downgrades 11 of world’s top banks – Financial Times, UK 12/19/08

The ratings agency said the current downturn could be longer and deeper than previously thought

Asia Economic Crisis: Spotlight on Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam – Implode Explode 12/27/08

Japanese Rating Agency Chief Recommends Marshall Plan for US – Implode Explode 12/24/08

Japan Should Scrap U.S. Debt; Dollar May Plummet, Mikuni Says  – Bloomberg 12/24/08

China says lending to US will not go on forever – AFP/Yahoo 12/17/08

Japan cuts rates to near-zero amid dire world economic outlook (AFP)  – Yahoo 12/19/08

Japan doubles size of rescue plan – BBC 12/12/08

Japan’s roadmap for the U.S. economy – Raw Story 12/19/08

Brazil, Russia, India and China: BRIC Nations Expected to Drive 70% of Global Growth – Global Research 12/27/08

The Argentine debt crisis & its US parallel – Implode Explode 12/24/08

Argentina tries gov’t car loan plan – CNN 12/6/08

Ecuador defaults on soverign bonds – Financial Times UK 12/12/08

Ireland Props Up Three Banks and Takes Control of One  – NYTimes 12/21/08

Poor families’ loan interest fear – BBC 12/20/08

Interest rates of up to 26.8% could apply to state emergency loans, under reforms being considered by ministers.

Bank of England mulls “nuclear option” of cash injection – Telegraph, UK 12/4/08

The Bank of England is working on radical plans to inject cash directly into the economy – the nuclear option to be used only when interest rates approach zero. 

Sweden offers $3.4 billion auto bailout – CNN 12/11/08

Bailiffs get power to use force on debtors – Times, UK 12/21/08 

The government has been accused of trampling on individual liberties by proposing wide-ranging new powers for bailiffs to break into homes and to use “reasonable force” against householders who try to protect their valuables.  Under the regulations, bailiffs for private firms would for the first time be given permission to restrain or pin down householders. They would also be able to force their way into homes to seize property to pay off debts, such as unpaid credit card bills and loans.

Oligarchs Seek $78 Billion as Credit Woes Help Putin – Bloomberg 12/22/08

Russians Buy Jewelry, Hoard Dollars as Ruble Plunges – Implode Explode 12/11/08

India unveils $4bn stimulus plan – BBC 12/7/08

Ottawa gives autos $3.5 bil aid package – Raw Story 12/12/08